Mes will start tonight.
Mes will start tonight.
"I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum... and I'm all out of bubble gum."
- - Rowdy Roddy Piper
"It takes a big man to admit when he is wrong. I am not a big man"
- - Fletch
Back-to-back starts for Mes!
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN
Mes catching Arroyo today. Hanigan day to day with sore thumb.
Regardless of who you think should be catching who or should be playing more, it sure is refreshing to have two catchers of the quality of Hanny and Mes in the case one gets injured. It will be interesting to see how Arroyo and Mes work together.
Last edited by jimbo; 04-20-2013 at 12:46 PM.
i wouldn't call Hanigan quality right now
And to Maker....do some research...how many MLB catchers out there are great defensive players AND above average hitters? Nearly ALL catchers in the majors are either below average at both or excel in one and well below average in the other. Hanigan has a fairly long history of being a solid hitter. Very limited power, but far from an easy out. I don't see that skill simply disappearing. But even if it does...his defense alone makes him a quality catcher as he's quite possibly the best defender in the league (certainly top 5).
99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
Bailey CYA winner
Hamilton ROY & GG
Hopefully this start will go a long way toward dispelling the notion that Hannigan is worth several runs behind the plate over Mesoraco.
Last edited by OGB; 04-20-2013 at 02:13 PM.
I may not be fast, but I sure am slow.
And for those who care about silly stats like this (coming into today):
Arroyo with Mesoraco catching him: 17ip, 2.12 ERA, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts.
Arroyo with 8 strong innings today with Mes behind the plate. Mes with a couple hits. The door is cracked open for Mes.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Mesoraco is quickly forcing his way into major playing time of late. I think Dusty will play him much more forthcoming since he his earning his PT finally.
"Today was the byproduct of us thinking we can come back from anything." - Joey Votto after blowing a 10-1 lead and holding on for the 12-11 win on 8/25/2010.